26 June 2020News

Bermuda prepares to end its state of emergency on June 30

Bermuda will end its state of emergency on June 30 as it reopens its economy.

From July 1 gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed. Larger gatherings may be possible but applications must be made to the Minister of National Security, with a plan to include social distancing and masks.

Masks must continue to be worn indoors, and outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Nightclubs and bars will reopen, subject to public health guidelines, while temperature checking as a precondition for entry into government buildings will end. The government quarantine site will also close on June 30.

Bermuda has been relatively successful in containing its outbreak. It has now had 146 cases of COVID-19 in total. But having conducted 10,634 tests in total, 98 percent of those tests have been returned negative.

Bermuda currently has four active cases of COVID-19, with three cases under active public health monitoring and one person hospitalised.